Caragan Shrubs

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  1. rudell

    rudell Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi ..haven't been here in a little while...I have 6 feet Caragana shrubs which I love..makes great hedge ...full full of seed pods on it that some rippen in July ..now I want take some seeds and grow some new Caragana to put elsewhere in the yard..I don't know if I 'm in the right section here...but does anyone here collect and grow Caragana..???
     
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    what does rippen seeds look like???..I was planning on getting these rippen seeds and planting in the spring
     
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    The pods will dry out while on the shrub, and the seeds inside are ripe when you can squeeze the pods and they split open (something I did on occasion as a child, as we had a hedge of these).
     
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    ok this is a good indication...thank you
     
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    Put them in a ziplock bag full of moist peat moss in your fridge for a few months. When it is spring time, plant them in seedling trays and you'll be good to go.
     
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    I'll assume that Caragana arborescens is the one we're discussing(?). No need for cold treatment with this one, I've grown a bunch. Plant in early spring; nick any seeds that are particularily hard, soak them for 24 hours, germination in 2-3 weeks. Some Caragana species require cold treatment, but not arborescens..though it sometimes increases germination, and you've got the time to do so.
     
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    I am planning on planting Caragana arborescens seeds out in pots and leaving them outside in the rain etc. for the winter, hoping for germination in the spring. I take it this works pretty well??
     
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    I was going to correct this link that no longer works, but I wasn't able to find it. I found an Alberta Agriculture and Forestry page, where this species is recommended as a shelterbelt:
    Shelterbelt Varieties for Alberta - Caragana, Siberian Peashrub [edited by wcutler Nov 9, 2020: I can't find this page any more]

    I also found a City of Calgary page on Caragana Removal, under common pests in Calgary:
    The City of Calgary - Caragana removal
     
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